740.00119 EW/3–1345: Telegram

Mr. Alexander C. Kirk, Political Adviser on the Staff of the Supreme Allied Commander, Mediterranean Theater, to the Secretary of State

957. Please see Fan 506 March 1244 (re my 925 March 11, 9 p.m.45) from Combined Chiefs of Staff to SAC with regard to this matter.

  1. This telegram from the Combined Chiefs of Staff to Field Marshal Alexander ordered that the Allied officers suggested by the Field Marshal be sent to Bern, but they should not contact the German emissaries until further instructions were issued. The telegram also informed Alexander that the Russians were being consulted. (Files of the U.S. Political Adviser, Caserta—711.9 German Armistice)
  2. Not printed: this telegram called the Department’s attention to an earlier military telegram, the contents of which are paraphrased in telegram 564, March 11, 6 p.m., to Moscow, p. 723.